Geometric Programming for Design Equation Development and Cost/Profit Optimization: (with illustrative case study problems and solutions), Third Editi

by Creese, Robert C.
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Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: December 30, 2016

ISBN: 9781627059367

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Geometric Programming is used for cost minimization, profit maximization, obtaining cost ratios, and the development of generalized design equations for the primal variables. The early pioneers of geometric programming-Zener, Duffin, Peterson, Beightler, Wilde, and Phillips-played important roles in its development. Five new case studies have been added to the third edition. There are five major sections: (1) Introduction, History and Theoretical Fundamentals; (2) Cost Minimization Applications with Zero Degrees of Difficulty; (3) Profit Maximization Applications with Zero Degrees of Difficulty; (4) Applications with Positive Degrees of Difficulty; and (5) Summary, Future Directions, and Geometric Programming Theses & Dissertations Titles. The various solution techniques presented are the constrained derivative approach, condensation of terms approach, dimensional analysis approach, and transformed dual approach. A primary goal of this work is to have readers develop more case studies and new solution techniques to further the application of geometric programming.